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April 19th, 2021 Kite Newsletter

What an amazing time it is for kites and kite flying right now! So many amazing things are happening around the world, and even though many of us are still in Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, we are finding that the simple act of kite flying is not only a fun and safe activity, but it uplifts the spirits! Do you have a photo or video you would like to share? I would love to hear it and share it with everyone else! Shoot me an email at



Expand Your Fishing Arsenal With Into the Blue!

Whether you’re new to kite fishing or looking to pick up a few tips and tricks to up your game, this series has something for everyone. From setting up your rig to reeling in your catch the first time you hook a fish on a kite, the guys at Into the Blue will share their secrets to having a successful day on the water.

All webinars start at 8PM EST, 5PM PST

4/21/2021 Kite Flying 101:

Learn what kites to use in certain wind strengths, how to adjust your kites, weighting and setting up kites and optimal boat positioning for kite fishing.

4/28/2021 What to Do When You Hook a Fish on the Kites:

Plus a live Q&A after the webinar!

Learn what baits to use pre bite, how to hook a fish out of the kite and how to bring in a kite while a fish is on

Temple Grandin champions ‘different kinds of minds’ for Autism Awareness Month on PBS

A special episode of PBS’ “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” hinges on the principle that “sometimes people think and do things differently, and that’s OK.”

.... “I Am Temple Grandin” sees its principal trio of curious kids — Xavier, Yadina and Brad — time travel through their secret museum portal to visit a younger version of the titular scholar in 1953 Massachusetts. There, a cartoon Grandin (voiced by Sara Ralph) teaches her guests that “sometimes people think and do things differently” by showing them there is more than one way to fly a kite.

Cirrus Academy students put their STEAM skills to the test with kite-flying project

Cirrus Academy students are putting their science, tech, engineering, art and math (STEAM) skills to the test by building and flying their own kites.

They had to figure out the math to build them before taking their creations to the sky.

"We have to really measure this out and for the kite -- because the straws -- if it's too long, it might not fit with the paper, so we have to measure it out and figure out how much paper we need to put over the straws," said sixth grader, London Perrin.

We live in a digital world, but there’s still something special about sitting down with a good book and opening up its pages. Reading regularly helps students stay ahead of the curve in school and can spark a lifelong love of learning.

Every year, the Dixie Power Kite Festival brings local families together to play in the sunshine and get kids excited about reading books. About 3,500 Washington County elementary school students are rewarded for their reading efforts, and there’s always room for more.

“Reading is a fundamental basis of education for every child,” said Rick Schofield, the festival director and a Washington County School District Foundation board member. “The more they read, the more they’re going to learn.”

The Dixie Power Kite Festival is the largest kite festival in Utah and the premier literacy event in the local area. All proceeds from each year’s event are donated to the Washington County School District Foundation to support literacy programs. The festival will once again be held on the campus of Dixie State University and is free to attend.

Local groups hold kite event for hope, peace and justice

People gathered in Oklahoma City to fly kites for hope, peace and justice.

Nappy Roots Books and Blackstar Urban Culture Market teamed up to hold a kite festival on Saturday. They called the event “And Still I Rise.” Guests were able to decorate kites with words of peace and unity before launching them into the air.


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